Zvonareva withdraws from French Open
PARIS -- Sixth-seeded Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the French Open because of an ankle injury.
The Russian injured her ankle chasing a ball last month at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C. She pulled out of the season's second Grand Slam tournament on Saturday, a day before play begins on the red clay at Roland Garros.
Zvonareva was chosen to represent Russia in the Fed Cup semifinal series against Italy last month, but she was dropped from the team because of the same injury. The Italians beats the defending champion Russians 4-1.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
2009 FRENCH OPEN
Women's singles: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
Roger Federer, Switzerland
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain
Mixed doubles: Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan, United States
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